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Allie Igwe: The Road to Success

UC Davis doctoral student Alexandria “Allie” Igwe has received a $138,000 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on soil microbial communities and develop novel online tools to increase interest in ecology.

The road to success is paved with soil microbial communities. And education, curiosity, determination, and collaboration. UC Davis doctoral student Alexandria...

UC Davis doctoral student Alexandria “Allie” Igwe has received a $138,000 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on soil microbial communities and develop novel online tools to increase interest in ecology.
UC Davis doctoral student Alexandria “Allie” Igwe has received a $138,000 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on soil microbial communities and develop novel online tools to increase interest in ecology.

UC Davis doctoral student Alexandria “Allie” Igwe has received a $138,000 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on soil microbial communities and develop novel online tools to increase interest in ecology.

Why More Water Bears Are Heading for the Bohart Museum of Entomology

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis, which houses one of the largest collections of water bears or tardigrades in the world, stands to get even more over the next...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The proposed water bear sculpture at Bohart Museum of Entomology. The Bohart Museum Society has set up a go-fund-me account.
The proposed water bear sculpture at Bohart Museum of Entomology. The Bohart Museum Society has set up a go-fund-me account.

The proposed water bear sculpture at Bohart Museum of Entomology. The Bohart Museum Society has set up a go-fund-me account.

Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 5:27 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

A Good Day to Learn About Science

Martin Hauser, senior insect biosystematist with the Plant Pest Daignostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, shows Madagascar hissing cockroaches to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They came, they saw, they learned. And in some cases, they conquered--they conquered their fear or avoidance of insects. Such was the case at the Bohart Museum of...

Martin Hauser, senior insect biosystematist with the Plant Pest Daignostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, shows Madagascar hissing cockroaches to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Martin Hauser, senior insect biosystematist with the Plant Pest Daignostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, shows Madagascar hissing cockroaches to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Martin Hauser, senior insect biosystematist with the Plant Pest Daignostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, shows Madagascar hissing cockroaches to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters got creative with silkworm moth cocoons. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters got creative with silkworm moth cocoons. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters got creative with silkworm moth cocoons. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ant specialist Zach Griebenow, a doctoral student in the Phil Ward lab, introduced visitors to  magnified insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ant specialist Zach Griebenow, a doctoral student in the Phil Ward lab, introduced visitors to magnified insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ant specialist Zach Griebenow, a doctoral student in the Phil Ward lab, introduced visitors to magnified insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot (left), doctoral candidate and ant specialist, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and major professor Phil Ward introduced visitors to the diversity of ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brendon Boudinot (left), doctoral candidate and ant specialist, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and major professor Phil Ward introduced visitors to the diversity of ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot (left), doctoral candidate and ant specialist, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and major professor Phil Ward introduced visitors to the diversity of ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, (standing), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, and Crystal Homicz, a doctoral student in forest entomology, show beetles to a  visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, (standing), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, and Crystal Homicz, a doctoral student in forest entomology, show beetles to a visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, (standing), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, and Crystal Homicz, a doctoral student in forest entomology, show beetles to a visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum, talks about the thousands of butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum, talks about the thousands of butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum, talks about the thousands of butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student and forest entomologist Crystal Homicz, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, talks about the diversity of beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral student and forest entomologist Crystal Homicz, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, talks about the diversity of beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student and forest entomologist Crystal Homicz, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, talks about the diversity of beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterflies at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The diversity of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The diversity of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The diversity of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors thronged the hallway of the Academic Surge Building to learn about insects and spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors thronged the hallway of the Academic Surge Building to learn about insects and spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors thronged the hallway of the Academic Surge Building to learn about insects and spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 6:02 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Diversity of Bugs at Bohart Museum of Entomology

Butterflies from Belize are part of the global collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damao, according to entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If diversity is the spark of life, then the Bohart Museum of Entomology is fueling that spark into a full flame. The Bohart Museum, home of nearly eight million insect...

Butterflies from Belize are part of the global collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damao, according to entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterflies from Belize are part of the global collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damao, according to entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies from Belize are part of the global collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damao, according to entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Australian stick insect (walking stick) at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An Australian stick insect (walking stick) at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Australian stick insect (walking stick) at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 3:31 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Why Diversity Reigns Supreme at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day are scientists (from left) Ivana Li, biology lab manager; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; Steve Heydon, Bohart Museum senior museum scientist; Lacie Newton, doctoral student, Jason Bond lab; Brennen Dyer, lab assistant, Bohart Museum; and Rebecca Godwin, doctoral candidate, Jason Bond lab. In front is Juniper, Ivana Li's dog. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Diversity will reign supreme at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 15, when 13 museums or collections will be open to the public. The event, set from 9...

Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day are scientists (from left) Ivana Li, biology lab manager; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; Steve Heydon, Bohart Museum senior museum scientist; Lacie Newton, doctoral student, Jason Bond lab; Brennen Dyer, lab assistant, Bohart Museum; and Rebecca Godwin, doctoral candidate, Jason Bond lab. In front is Juniper, Ivana Li's dog. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day are scientists (from left) Ivana Li, biology lab manager; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; Steve Heydon, Bohart Museum senior museum scientist; Lacie Newton, doctoral student, Jason Bond lab; Brennen Dyer, lab assistant, Bohart Museum; and Rebecca Godwin, doctoral candidate, Jason Bond lab. In front is Juniper, Ivana Li's dog. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day are scientists (from left) Ivana Li, biology lab manager; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; Steve Heydon, Bohart Museum senior museum scientist; Lacie Newton, doctoral student, Jason Bond lab; Brennen Dyer, lab assistant, Bohart Museum; and Rebecca Godwin, doctoral candidate, Jason Bond lab. In front is Juniper, Ivana Li's dog. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All aboard! The t-shirt design, by Ivana Li, shows organisms that visitors will see at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Feb. 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
All aboard! The t-shirt design, by Ivana Li, shows organisms that visitors will see at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Feb. 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All aboard! The t-shirt design, by Ivana Li, shows organisms that visitors will see at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Feb. 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 5:06 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden
 
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